WIGAN WEEKEND 27TH-28TH APRIL

 

Well I’m happy to have qualified for the European Tour 3 on Friday evening at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan by defeating

Jamie Robinson 6-4, Peter Evison 6-0 and Ken Macneil 6-5.

The event will be held at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf,  Germany from 17th-19th May and I have drawn Ritchie Burnett in the first round.

The following day in the UK Qualifier I made it to the Quarter Finals defeating Simon Burt 6-4, Joey Palfreyman 6-2, Peter Wright 6-4, Steve West 6-2, Dennis Smith 6-5  and then lost to John Part 6-3.

This sealed my place at  the Speedy Services UK Open Televised Finals at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton from the 6th-9th June.

I’m looking forward to the Pro Tour in Wigan this weekend but unfortunately I have to play in the Qualifier on the Friday evening for the European Tour 4.
Let’s  hope  I have another successful weekend.

Happy Darting Steve

PORTERS LODGE HEART OF DARTS CHARITY EVENT

We had a great turnout for the Heart of Darts Charity Event at the Porters Lodge in London on Tuesday evening.
At the  last count the evening had raised £2,863.17 with hopefully more to come.
Thank you to all who supported the evening and a big thank you to Paul  Brown for all his hard work in organising such a successful event.

SCOTLAND DARTS TOUR

Just back from my darts tour in  Scotland.  Good run home 5hrs 20mins.
I loved travelling around and taking in the breath taking scenery.
I had a great week and would like to thank everyone who helped to make all the nights so successful and also everybody that supported me.
A big thank  you to my mate Wullie Burns for all  his hard work in planning the events.
Here’s to next year, CHEERS !!!!!

 

 

 

 

Algarve Break for my Birthday

Just had a great break in the Algarve with my wife Nanette for my birthday.
So good to see the sun again!!!!!

Re-charged my batteries for  two  more UK open  Qualifier events in Wigan this coming weekend.

 

WIGAN WEEKEND UK OPEN QUALIFIER 3 & 4

The third and fourth UK Open Qualifier was held at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

224 players entered both days.

I only made the second round on the  Saturday but faired better on the Sunday making it to the last 16.

I beat Matt Clark 6-0, Roland Scholten 6-1, Alex Roy 6-4 ,Kevin Thomas  6-5 and then lost to  Gary Anderson.

Gary Anderson and Andy  Hamilton both hit  nine darters on the Saturday and Michael van Gerwen was the winner on the Saturday and  Robert Thornton on the Sunday.

Looking forward to the second European Tour in Germany over Easter.

European Tour 1 Minehead

The first European Tour of the year held at Butlins, Minehead, didn’t go to plan as I lost 6-4 to Kurt van de Rijck in the first  round. I was scoring really well but missed too many doubles and you  know what they say “scoring for show, doubles for dough”.

Congratulations to John Part now the Uk Masters Champion after defeating Stuart Kellett 6-4 in the final.

CRAWLEY SPEEDY SERVICES UK OPEN WEEKEND

I’m pleased with my start to the year in  the UK Open Qualifiers held at  the K2 Centre, Crawley at the weekend.

On the Saturday Colin Lloyd beat me 6-4 in the third round after wins over Sam Hamilton and Mark Frost.
On the  Sunday I faired better by making it to the last 16 beating  John Bowles 6-5  in the first taking  a 170 shot out to  win the game. Then Colin Osborne 6-1, Ian Moss 6-1, Michael Mansell 6-0 then lost to Mervyn King 6-3.
I played well all day and am happy with my performance.

Robert Thornton hit a nine dart finish on the Saturday and Kevin Thomas hit one on the Sunday.
Congratulations to Michael Van Gerwen who is still in excellent form for completing the Crawley Double claiming victory over Dave Chisnall on the Saturday and Brendan Dolan on the Sunday.

I’m now looking forward to the first European Tour of the year at Butlins, Minehead 8th-10th March.

Happy Darting
Steve

I PREDICT A RIOT

 Everyone had a great night on Saturday at the Brookside Club, Syston, Leics.
Many Thanks to Jon Archer for organising the event and making it such a success.